The Colorado Rockies have made a couple roster moves prior to their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday evening.
Biggest move coming from 20th and Blake is the club designating veteran right-hander Wade Davis for assignment.
“He was a great presence on our team and a great mentor for a lot of our younger pitchers. He was one of our leaders,” Black said. “The shoulder woes started happening and he just really couldn’t recover totally.”
Davis, 35, missed the majority of this season with a strained right shoulder suffered in his third appearance of the year. He was reinstated from the injured list in mid-September, but Davis never found consistency, going 0-1 with a dismal 20.77 ERA and two saves over five outings.
Since signing a three-year, $52 million contract prior to the 2018 season, Davis has gone 4-13 with 60 saves in 70 opportunities in 122 appearances, posting a 6.49 ERA. He has an 8.01 ERA at Coors Field and a 4.22 ERA on the road.
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“(Davis) expressed today his desire to continue on to play,” Black said. “It was a very professional meeting. I don’t think any of us envisioned this happening at this juncture. But it did.”
Footnotes: Additional moves for the Rockies include selecting the contract of pitcher AJ Ramps from the training site at Metro State. The club has also recalled right-hander Antonio Santos.
To make room on the roster for the pitchers, Colorado has optioned right-hander Jess Tinoco back to the alternate training site in Denver.